Taudd A. Hume


Spokane Office

Practice Emphasis:

  • Land use/zoning
  • Real Estate
  • Municipal
  • Environmental
  • Business

Taudd Hume’s practice focuses on real property (including the sub-specialties of land-use and environmental law), business and municipal law. He represents clients in contested administrative appeals before hearing examiners, city and county councils and state administrative boards, and handles appeals in state and federal courts. His environmental experience includes appeals of permits and approvals, challenges to regulatory authorities and defending against permit violations. He also advises municipal and corporate clients on operational issues, compliance and regulatory concerns, corporate governance and employment matters.


  • University of Montana School of Law, J.D.
  • Whitworth University B.A., International Relations

Admitted to:

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern Washington District

Professional and Civic Involvement:

  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association,
    • Environmental/Land Use Section, Executive Nomination Committee
    • Legislative Committee, June 2008–present
  • American Bar Association
    • Section of Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
    • Section of Community Development Law
  • University District Development Association, Board Member, 2009–present
  • Spokane Club, Board Member, 2009–present, Board President, 2013-2014
  • Spokane Club Athletics, Committee Member, 2008–2009
  • Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship, Board Member, 2005–2011
  • Habitat for Humanity—Spokane, Board Member, 2004–2010, Board President, 2009–2010
  • First Presbyterian Church, Stewardship Committee Member, 2008–2009
  • City of Spokane, Mayor’s Task Force on Long-Term Financial Stability, 2007
  • Leadership Spokane, Graduate, 2005
  • Junior Achievement, Teacher, 2003–2004
  • Whitworth College, Murdock Student Mentor Program, 2002–2004
  • Spokane Neighborhood Action Programs, Long-Range Planning Committee, 2002–2003


  • Montana Law Review, Editor-in-Chief
  • American Jurisprudence Awards, Legal Research and Writing, Business Transactions
  • Jessup International Moot Court Team
  • University of Montana Academic Achievement Scholarship
  • Moulton, Bellingham, Longo & Mather Achievement Scholarship
  • Judge Russell E. and Mary Ruth Larson Smith Award
  • Order of Barristers Award
  • Justin Miller Award
  • Scribes Society Award


  • “Ethical Considerations in Real Estate Transactions,” NBI, December 2012
  • “Real Estate Due Diligence,” Spokane County Bar Association, November 2011
  • “Avoiding Surprises in the Permitting Process: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You (Impact Fees and Exactions)”, Law Seminars International, October 2008
  • “SEPA: Litigation And Mitigation—How to Prepare in Advance,” Lorman Seminars, March 2008
  • “SEPA: Emerging Trends and the Requirement of Carbon Measurement,” Lorman Seminars, March 2008
  • “Using Development Agreements to Permit Large Projects,” Foster Pepper CLE, October 2007
  • “Assessing Section 404 Permit Jurisdiction Post Rapanos and Carabell,” Law Seminars International, July 2007
  • “Assessing the Implications of I-933,” Lorman Education Seminars, July 2006
  • “The Land Use Petition Act (LUPA): A Laymen’s Guide to Land Use Litigation,” Lorman Education Seminars, July 2006
  • “The Effect of Zoning and Land Use Laws on Development in Washington,” Law Seminars International, July 2005


  • Author, WASHINGTON CIVIL PROCEDURE DESK BOOK, Section 40 (Wash. St. Bar Assoc.3d ed. 2012)
  • Supplement Author, WASHINGTON CIVIL PROCEDURE DESK BOOK, Section 40 (Wash. St. Bar Assoc.2d ed. 2002 & Supp. 2006)
  • It’s The End Of The World As We Know It . . . And I Feel Fine: Multi-Disciplinary Practices In Montana, 63 Mont. L. Rev. 391 (2002).